N The Zone SEASON 4 – The Monologue, special guest Natasha Gransberry (The Gransberry Chronicles) 02-12-19

In this week’s edition of “The Monologue,” The Livn Legend tells you why Isaac Bruce should be in the Hall of Fame right now over Tony Gonzalez, who was named a Hall of Famer at the NFL Honors ceremony Super Bowl weekend.

NOTE: The following contains language that some will find objectionable. Parental discretion is advised.

N The Zone SEASON 4 – The Monologue 02-12-19

Back on the show this week, Natasha Gransberry (@TheGransberry) of The Gransberry Chronicles and author of The Gransberry Gridiron Guide joins Palmer Alexander talking her recent Super Bowl experience that included some time on the ESPN First Take set.

N The Zone SEASON 4 – Natasha Gransberry (The Gransberry Chronicles) 02-12-19

The Finale from Legends Of The Dome

 

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The Legends of the Dome flag football game lived up to the hype and then some. The score of the game didn’t matter. There were plenty of hugs, handshakes, and tears shed last Saturday in what was our last time ever stepping in that building to watch football. One of the best moments was the player introduction and I stood right by the tunnel as every single St.Louis Rams player was announced. And I swear it gave me goosebumps watching those guys run through that fog for the last time. It was great catching up with some of the former Rams players like Roland Williams who videobombed me on the field as I was interviewing Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

One of the biggest cheers was for Hall of Fame tackle Orlando Pace who was honored at halftime at midfield with his family. 101 ESPN Randy Karraker delivered some heartfelt words for Pace who makes his home here in St.Louis. Pace also was taken on the golf cart and waved to the crowd of over 10,000 people and thanking them for support and love.

Some of those guys still look like they can play today. Former Rams cornerback Dre Bly came over to me on the sideline and said,”Please pray for us cause I’m out of shape.” Keith Lyle told me after the game that he hopes this event continues. I think we should try bowling or softball from here on out,” said Lyle. Then he paused for a second when I reminded him it’s hot as can be outside. You right bowling it is, said Lyle as he bent over in laughter next to Jeff Wilkins who was sporting an ace bandage on his foot he tweaked his ankle. Wilkins quipped,”Man this is going to mess up my golf game.”

I also got a chance to interview several prominent figures from the Greatest Show on Turf including Mike Martz and Dick Vermeil. You can watch those interviews on St.Louis American Youtube channel. When the game was over and they started turning off the lights I was still standing on the field and then a stadium employee told me I got 12 minutes to leave. I didn’t want to leave yet. I got so many memories from the double overtime loss to the Carolina Panthers, seeing Larry Fitzgerald first game, or seeing former Big Red wideout Roy Green who was my all-time favorite when I was a kid. As I was walking down that long hallway past the locker rooms for the final time I saw D’Marco Farr we looked at each other and I said,”this is it man I can’t believe it.” Farr shook his head, “I know,” he said.

Bittersweet it was, and maybe this will stoke the fire once again for the NFL, it’s going to take some time for the wound to heal. But, I appreciate what Isaac Bruce continues to do for the city of St.Louis and help provide a chance for all of us to have some closure on the Rams no longer being in St.Louis and this town returning back to a two-sport town again. For more coverage please subscribe to our Youtube¬†page at STLAmerican/Video¬†and you can also follow me on twitter @thelegendkil @NTheZoneShow @NTheZoneNetwork

 

The Legends Of The Dome

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Despite the fact that the Rams left St.Louis for Los Angeles there will be at least one football game played downtown inside The Dome At America’s Center (formerly Edward Jones Dome). Former St.Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce is hosting a flag football game featuring members from the “Greatest Show On Turf” era like Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace, Ernie Conwell and as well as coaches Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz.

The event takes place on July 23rd with the kickoff at 2:00 PM with the gates opening up at 12:30 PM. There will be a pre-game autograph session for premium ticket holders from 11:00 AM-noon. Tickets go on sale on April 21st at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com. Individual tickets are priced at $15 and $20. Premium tickets which includes on field autograph sessions limited to 1,000 tickets are going for $100.

I’m glad that this event is taking place because, despite everything that has transpired over the last year and some change. And it’s always good to see when an athlete of any sport comes back to St.Louis and continues to contribute to the community. But this isn’t anything new about Isaac Bruce. He has always made it a point to give back to the St.Louis community. And that‚Äôs just as commendable as his Hall Of Fame career as member of the Rams while they were in St.Louis. Bruce started his foundation in 2006 which put an emphasis on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education. This is what else Bruce had to say in a released statement: “We’re excited about being able to bring together a bunch of the Greatest Show on Turf guys and other Rams greats to be able to thank the incredible support over the years,” said Bruce. “We want to fill the dome up one more time and really show what an incredible sports city St.Louis is. We have the opportunity to raise a lot of money for the Isaac Bruce Foundation which we can then pour back into this great city and it’s real exciting.”

And there is excitement already on Twitter from Rams fans that still remain. One fan by the name Lezlie is planning on driving all the way up from Springfield, Missouri and bringing herself and four others along for the ride. Another fan Terry said,”I’ll be there! Last chance to tailgate and see our St.Louis Ram heroes.”

For more information about this upcoming event you can contact Tiffani Burris tiffani@isaacbruce.org. And for more on Isaac Bruce Foundation visit www.isaacbruce.org. Information on the Legends of the Dome event including confirmed players and coaches can be found at http://www.legendsofthedome.com.

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